Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools) is a national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.
On November 6th 2014 the Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer announced a grant of £184k from the Department for Transport, to offer the STARS scheme to all schools in England. The funding also includes the provision of a STARS officer to facilitate the running of the scheme and awards events to recognise the top schools in the country.
To view the National STARS School Travel Awards Year 1 Delivery Report please click here.
How to take part:
Local Authority members of Modeshift can sign up to use the scheme for a small fee of £499 per annum. This covers an admin section in the STARS system, hosting, system upgrades, awards, events, training, resources and quality assurance.
Non-Local Authority members can join Modeshift at anytime and benefit from a range of services and offers. Please visit http://www.modeshift.org.uk/membership to join Modeshift.
The scheme is open to any local authority and school in the United Kingdom. The nature of the system allows any type of school to gain an award regardless of size, type or location. As long as a school shows a committment to supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport, they are eligible to work towards achieving accreditation.